If you are on a mission to find a nickname for your partner then kudos to you for making the effort. Nicknames are a personal affair but if you are having a hard time finding one, then this article is just for you!
Below is our collection of the cutest nicknames you can use to call your boyfriend or husband arranged alphabetically.
Nicknames starting with A
Alpha: Perfect name for someone who is a born leader.
Adonis: Adonis is the God of beauty in Greek Mythology.
Amore Mio: Translates to ‘My Love’ in Italian.
Amante: Cute sounding nickname that means ‘beloved’ in Spanish.
Adorable: This word speaks for itself.
Amazer: A take on the word, ‘amazing’.
Angel: As a nickname, ‘Angel’ can definitely be used for guys as well.
Angel Eyes: If you adore his eyes then this would make for the perfect nick.
Albear: Great if he is big, cute and cuddly.
Nicknames starting with B
Baby boo: ‘Boo’ is often used as a word of endearment. Combine it with ‘baby’ to make this cute nick.
Bright eyes: You love it when he looks at you. Show him that using this nickname.
Beau: The word, ‘beau’, means ‘boyfriend’ in French.
Baby cakes: A nick that denotes something sweet.
Beautiful: Even though this is a little feminine, it can still be used as a nick for a guy.
Beloved: Simple and straight forward word meaning someone you love.
Big Guy: Perfect name for someone who is well built.
Boothang: Cute sounding nick made by combining the words ‘Boo’ and ‘Thing’.
Boobear: Another cute word formed by combining ‘Boo’ and ‘Bear’. Great nick for someone who has a bigger physique.
Booky: A take on the word ‘boo’.
Beau-gosse: This is the French word for ‘Good looking’.
Bello: Good sounding nickname that means ‘Good looking male’ in Italian.
Bonito: Bonito translates to handsome in Portuguese.
Boypren: Translates to boyfriend in Tagalog.
Bugbear: Cute sounding word made by combining bug and bear.
Bunches: As in he is you Bunches of joy.
Butter Biscuit: He is a softie.
Bambino: Translates to baby in Italian.
Nicknames starting with C
Captain: Manly nick denoting a leader.
Casanova: Perfect name to tell your boyfriend or husband that you find him super attractive.
Cherub: If he is a little on the chubby side of things, then this would make for the perfect nick.
Chi chi poo: Just a cute sounding nick.
Chocolatey: A cute sounding nick that denotes that you find him as sweet as chocolates.
Chocolato: Another word that sounds similar to ‘Chocolate’, taken from the Italian word for Chocolate – Cioccolato.
Cowboy: If he loves the country side, he would also love this nick.
Cuddle Cakes: These words sound great together, don’t they?
Cuddles: Another nick to tell him that you find him really cute.
Cuddly: Yet another take on the word cuddle. We might as well, it’s such a cute word!
Cuddly Bear: Perfect nick for someone who has a bigger frame.
Cuddly Boo Bear: Making cuddly bear a little more personal.
Cuddle Bug: Another cute word formed by combining the words ‘cuddle’ and ‘bug’.
Charmer: Cute nick to tell him that you find him charming.
Charmy: Take on the word ‘charm’.
Charmist: Yet another take on the word ‘charm’ using the suffix, ‘ist’.
Cutiepie: It doesn’t get any more cuter than cutiepie.
Caro: The word ‘caro’, translates to, ‘dear’, in Italian.
Candy Man: Tell him that you find him as sweet as candy using this nick.
Cotton candy: Another nick that sounds sugary.
Choco Prince: Cute nick formed by combining the words ‘Chocolate’ and ‘Prince’.
Cinnamon apple: You find him spicy and sweet.
Nicknames starting with D
Daddy cool: Pretty cool sounding nick that tones done a bit from the crudeness associated with the word ‘daddy’.
Dada: Cuter word that you can use instead of ‘daddy’.
Daredevil: Apt for someone who is a risk taker.
Dreamy: Tell him that you find it dreamy to be with him using this nick.
Dream boy: Tells him that he is the man of your dreams.
Dilruba: Means, king of hearts in Hindi.
Nicknames starting with E
Eye candy: Use this nick to tell him that you find him super attractive.
Eros: ‘Eros’ is the God of love in Greek mythology.
Eddy: Eddy is a cute sounding word which is short for ‘edible’.
Nicknames starting with F
Favorite: Straightforward nick to remind him that he is your only favorite.
Fav boy: Another nick that combines the words ‘favorite’ and ‘boy’.
Fittie: Perfect for someone into fitness.
Fruit loops: You find him as sweet as fruit loops or perhaps his favorite cereal is fruit loops.
Fuzzy bear: Apt for a bigger guy who also happens to be a little hairy.
Fire: If he calls you ice, you can call him fire.
Fireboy: Taken from the famous online game, Fireboy and Watergirl.
Nicknames starting with G
G-Man: Short for Gorgeous Man.
Good Looking: Pretty straightforward nick to let him know you find him good looking.
Guapo: Cute sounding word that stands for ‘Good Looking’ in Spanish.
Gorgeous: Sounds a little feminine but can still make for a great nick for a guy.
Nicknames starting with H
Handsome: straightforward nick to let him know you find him handsome.
Heart breaker: Perfect for someone with who you got back together after a break up.
Heart Throb: Use this to let him know he makes your heart throb.
Hermoso: This is the Spanish word for ‘handsome’.
Honey Badger: Perfect for someone who is adorable yet aggressive.
Honey Bear: Perfect if your boyfriend or husband looks aggressive on the outside but is soft on the inside.
Honey Bunch: Similar nick to honey bear, just a little toned down.
Honey Buns: Makes for a really sweet sounding nickname.
Honey Bee: If he is a really busy guy, you can use this nick to tease him about it.
Hoshi: This word means ‘Star’ in Japanese.
Hot Chocolate: Use this to tell him that he is a perfect mix of hot and sweet.
Humsafar: Translates to ‘life partner’ in Hindi.
Hugster: If you love hugging him, he is your hugster.
Hunny bunny: This is a nickname with rhyming words that sounds cute.
Honey bunches: A nice sounding nickname for someone you think is cute and sweet.
Honeysuckle: A popular term of endearment that implies sweetness. Another similar word is ‘honeysop’.
Heart-root: Another term of endearment which is age old and sounds pretty deep.
Hunnydew: A cute word formed by combining the words, ‘honey’ and ‘dew’.
Habibi: This name not only sounds cute, it also means beloved in Arabic. It also sounds similar to the word, ‘hubby’ making this a really good nickname for your husband or fiancé.
Nicknames starting with I
Ice cool: Use this if you think he is a cool guy who takes things lightly.
Igloo: This word actually means ‘snow house’, but it gives rise to a feeling of coziness and can certainly make for a good nick. He is your igloo as he protects you from this cold world.
Ironman: Can make for a good nickname if he is into fitness and perhaps also a fan of Marvel comics.
Icing: To you he is like the icing on a cake.
Nicknames starting with J
Jellybear: Apt for someone who is on the bigger side. A similar sounding word is ‘jollybear’ which is not too bad either.
Jock: For someone who is athletic and into sports.
Jaan: The word ‘Jaan’ translates to ‘Life’ in Hindi and is used as a word of endearment. Can make a great nickname for someone named John or Johnathan.
Nicknames starting with K
K.O: Short for Knock out. To let him know he is a knock out.
koala bear: The koala is a cuddly cute animal. So this nick can be used for someone whom you find cute and cuddly.
Kitkat: You find him sweet and chocolately.
KOMH: Short for King Of My Heart.
Nicknames starting with L
Ladies Man: That’s a great compliment for any guy. Apt for someone who is good with women.
Love Muffin: Cute nick that reminds you of something sweet.
Lovey dovey: Perfect nick for a boyfriend who is overly affectionate with you.
Love professor: Someone who teaches about love or in other words, is good with love.
Lovelyboo: A cute word formed by combining the words, ‘Lovely’ and ‘Boo’.
Love candy: A cute nick to express the sweetness of love that he has brought into your life.
Nicknames starting with M
Ma Cherie: Cute sounding word that means ‘My sweetheart’ in French.
Mon amour: This is a French word that translates to ‘My love’.
Mon beau: This is a cute sounding French word that translates to ‘My beautiful one’.
Mi rey: This is a Spanish word that translates to ‘My King’.
Mari: The word ‘mari’ means ‘husband’ in French.
Mi amour: This is Spanish for My Love.
Meri Jaan: This is a Hindi word that translates to ‘My life’.
Monsieur: A term of respect for men, meaning ‘sir’ in Spanish.
Mooi: A cute sounding word that stands for ‘Handsome’ in Afrikaans.
Movie Star: A simple nick to tell him you find him very attractive.
Mr. Amazing: If he is great with everything, then this is the perfect nick.
Muscleman: Can be apt for someone into fitness who works out regularly.
Machoman: If you think he is macho, let him know using this nickname.
Man Candy: You find him a really sweet man.
Munchkins: A cute take on the word ‘munch’.
Munchie: Another nick using the word ‘munch’. Perfect for someone who is always hungry.
My precious: Let him know that he is your precious possession.
My handsome nerd: Great nick if he is into geeky stuff.
My Drug: You are addicted to him and this is a great nick to let him know that.
My Everything: He is your everything.
My Knight: He is your knight, someone with whom you feel safe and secure.
My King: Great nick if he calls your his queen.
My Little Soldier: Apt for someone who is in the army.
My Prince: Perfect if he calls you his princess.
My pumpkin pie: An overall cute sounding nick that connotes something sweet.
My Smilemaker: Perfect for someone who makes you smile when you are feeling down.
My Sunshine: Perfect way to tell him that he makes you day – everyday.
My Sweet Boy: Use this to tell him you find him really sweet.
My world: Tell him he is your everything using this nick.
My Forever: You are forever his.
Nicknames starting with N
Nutty: Use this nick if he behaves a little nutty and you find that adorable.
Num nums: Cute sounding nick that implies something sweet and tasty.
Nightlight: He is a night owl who keeps you up as well.
Nicknames starting with O
One and only: He is your one and only man.
Oreo: Connotes something sugary and cute. Also great if he likes eating Oreos.
Other half: Straightforward nick to tell him that he is your other half.
Ouji: Ouji sounds cute and is Japanese for ‘Prince’.
Oppa: Means romantic interest in Korean.
Nicknames starting with P
Panda Bear: He is a big guy and also is extremely cute and cuddly.
Papa Bear: Apt if he calls you mama bear.
Papi: This word is used as a general term of affection in many Spanish-speaking cultures.
Pickle Pie: Tell him that you find him sweet and sour using this nick.
Prince Charming: If he calls you his princess, you can call him your prince charming.
Pumpkin: This is a cute word similar to ‘sweetheart’ or ‘darling’.
Penguin: Considering that penguins stay with their mate forever.
Nicknames starting with Q
Quantum man: Good if he is into sciency or sci-fi stuff.
Nicknames starting with R
Romeo: Tell him that you find him super romantic.
Rockstar: He is your rockstar.
Raja: Means king in Hindi.
Nicknames starting with S
Señor: You can call him Senor if he calls you Senorita.
Spicy or Spice man: Can be used to denote that you find him high on the handsome factor.
Snuggle babe: You love to snuggle with him.
Snuggleable: Another take on the word snuggle.
Superman: He is your superman cause he is so versatile.
Snuggly: Yet another cute sounding word formed using the word ‘snuggle’.
Soul mate: Let him know that he is your soul mate using this nick.
Sona: The word Sona means ‘precious’ or ‘gold’ in Hindi.
Sanam: This word of endearment in Hindi word that means ‘beloved’.
Schatz: This is a German word which means ‘treasure’.
Stud-muffin: The word muffin adds a little more subtlety to the word ‘stud’ and brings in the cuteness factor. Great nick if he calls you ‘cupcake’.
Suga or Sugams: Take on the word sugar which can be used to tell him that you find him really sweet.
Sugar Puff: Another cute word formed by combining ‘sugar’ and ‘puff’.
Simba: Name of the lion from the movie ‘Lion King’. Can make for a great nick if both of you dig the movie and he calls you ‘Nala’.
Sugar Bear: He looks aggressive on the outside but is sweet on the inside.
Sugar Cube: You find him as sweet as sugar cubes.
Sweetness: Simple and straightforward nick to tell him that you find him sweet and adorable.
Sweet-thang: Cute word formed by combining the words, ‘sweet’ and ‘thing’.
Sweetums: Cute word formed by combining the words, ‘sweet’ and ‘yum’.
Skywalker: If he is into Starwars.
Snookums: No meaning, just sounds cute.
Sinta: Cute sounding word that translates to honey in Tagalog.
Nicknames starting with T
Tarzan: Can be used if he calls you Jane or if your name is Jane.
Teddy Bear: This nick has cuteness written all over it.
Tiger: He is strong & independent
Tough Guy: He has an aggressive side to him that you find attractive.
Tugar Bear: Cute word formed by combining the words, ‘Sugar’ and ‘Bear’.
Tesoro: Cute Italian word that means ‘darling’.
Nicknames starting with U
Ulf: Short nickname formed using the word, ‘wolf’.
Uriel: Can be apt if you consider him your angel. Even better if he was born on a Wednesday.
Nicknames starting with V
Vita mia: Translates to ‘My Life’, in Italian.
Nicknames starting with W
Wasim: This is an Arabic word which means ‘Handsome’.
Wonderboy or Wonder man: He is your wonder body. Can be used to mean he is wonderful or you are lost in his wonder.
Wolfie: Cute word formed using the word ‘wolf’. Great to use if he calls you foxie.
Wuvy bear: Cute take on the word lovey.
Nicknames starting with Y
Yummy: Simple nick which is also very romantic that lets him know you find him very attractive.
YumYums: Cute word made using the word ‘Yum’.
Yummyboo: Yet another word made using the word ‘yummy’
Yumster: A cute word formed by combining the words, ‘yummy’ and ‘mister’.
Nicknames starting with Z
Zeus: In Greek mythology, Zeus is the supreme ruler of all Gods.
Zeke: Cute sounding nickname that can fit someone named Zack or Ezekiel.
Zander: This is a cute sounding Arabic words that means smart and compassionate.
Zenzy: A take on the word ‘Zen’. Good name if you boyfriend is the new age spiritual type.
Zucchero: This is an Italian word that translates to ‘sugar’.
Should you use a nickname for your boyfriend?
Let’s look at what research says.
According to Helen Fisher (Anthropologist and Human Behavior Researcher), nicknames are a way of expressing love and are part of what is called ‘romantic baby talk’ or ‘Loverese’ which can actually help strengthen emotional bonds between couples!
In-fact, study done by Pepper Schwartz, (professor of sociology at the University of Washington) suggests that most happy couples use some sort of nicknames or terms of endearment in their relationship.
Tips for picking a nickname for your boyfriend
The following are five tips for picking the perfect nickname for your boyfriend.
1. Base it on a personal trait
The best nicknames are those which have some personal meaning.
You can pick out something which is either a physical attribute or personality trait and do something with that.
For example, if he’s very well built you could call him ‘Arnie’/’Conan’ or if he loves chocolate you could use something like ‘Choc-prince’ or ‘sweet-prince’.
If you love his eyes then something like ‘bright eyes’ or ‘angel eyes’.
If he is a little more rounded and isn’t sensitive about it you could perhaps use something like ‘sugar-belly’ or Winnie (the Pooh). Cheesy maybe, but you get the idea!
You can also build a nickname around something which has significant and/or private meaning to the 2 of you – for example the place that you met.
2. Highlight his manly aspects
Keep in mind that many guys seem to like things which highlight their manliness or suggest something mysterious about them. In which case you could use a nickname which incorporates ‘dark’, ‘fire’, ‘bad’, ‘macho’ or something similar.
3. Combine words
Word combining involves taking two different words and combing them together to form a new word.
For example, you can combine a passion of his with a trait you find attractive. Let’s say he plays guitar and you find him charming. So you can combine the words charm + guitarist to form the nickname, ‘Charmist’.
Another example would be combing the words ‘Hubby’ and ‘Boo’ to form the new word, ‘HubbyBoo’ which sound pretty cute.
You can also use his name, combining that with something else. For example, if his first name is ‘Vinny’, you can combine it with ‘Boo’ to form the nick – ‘VinnyBoo’.
Write some words down and play with them a little to see which combinations work best. Hope that helps get your ideas flowing anyway.
4. Base it on his nickname for you
A simple way to come up with a nickname is to base it on his nickname for you. For example, if he calls you ‘princess’, you can call him ‘My Prince’ or ‘My King’. And if he calls you ‘Mama Bear’, you can call him ‘Papa Bear’.
A few other examples are Tiger – Tigress, Lion – Lioness, Duke – Duchess, Emperor – Empress and stud muffin – cupcake.
5. Find an equivalent word in other languages
You can also find an equivalent word of endearment in other languages. This is especially great if he knows the language a little.
For example, the equivalent word for ‘sweetheart’ in Japanese is ‘Dulzura’ and in Spanish it is ‘Novio’ and in Latin it is ‘Puella’.